What is life really about? Walking on the beach this morning I had a sort-of epiphany, an experience of what I interpreted to be the two worlds created by the left and right brain. I realised there really are two distinctly different ways I can be in the world:
One way I could be in the world, as I walked along the beach, was to let my mind think about various things in my life: the targets to be met with my thesis, my plans to get to the end of the beach and tick off my day’s exercise Read more [...]
I've gone organic, well, where an easy enough choice is available for not a completely unaffordable price. I'm trying to go to the Marrickville farmers markets on Sundays, to buy a box of ethical vegies, fruits, meats, and other products and support more local farmers and small business.
Why? It is a stretch to say that buying locally grown organic food can save the world, but from what I can tell it is an important part of moving toward a sustainable society. It saves CO2 emissions involved in Read more [...]
Stumbled across this poem by Robert Frost and thought I would share. It's called "Accidentally on Purpose":
The Universe is but the Thing of things,
The things but balls all going round in rings.
Some mighty huge, some mighty tiny,
All of them radiant and mighty shiny.
They mean to tell us all was rolling blind
Till accidentally it hit on mind
In an albino monkey in the jungle,
And even then it had to grope and bungle,
Till Darwin came to earth upon a year
To show the evolution how Read more [...]
If your total wealth is over 1 million dollars you are in the top 0.5% of the global wealth pyramid.
If you have between 100k and 1m, you are in the top 7.5%.
If you have somewhere between 10k and 100k, you are still in the top third of the global pyramid.
If you own over 50 million dollars worth of assets, you are one of only 81,000 people on this planet.
If over 10 million you are still one of the richest 1 million people out of 7 billion people.
Not to say I know many people with Read more [...]
‘Extensive studies of colour perception over several decades have made it clear that there are no colours in the external world, independent of the process of perception.’
Since I was a child I've wondered if what I see to be green is the same as what you see to be green. I wondered if I were to switch places with someone would I be horrified by everyone walking around with green faces or green hair.
That's not the kind of un-real we are talking about here. I think we're safe to assume Read more [...]
The way you answer the questions from my last post about the kind of modeling you might want to do, will largely determine the next steps you should take. Here are some tips on where to begin, and how to go about it...
Look for an agency:
Different motivations for modelling and different types of modelling require different approaches. In general you can google the type of modelling eg "fashion model" or "commercial model" or "swimsuit model" or "plus-size model" with the word "agency" and Read more [...]
I wanna be a model but ... I don't know if I'm beautiful enough / thin enough / how to go about it...
Modeling didn't make me rich or famous, but it allow me to live in Paris, Vienna and Tokyo, meet inspiring people, discover my creative side through photography, fashion, and have a lot of fun. Those experiences have given me some understanding of the modelling world, and tips that might be useful to offer those aspiring to that dream.
From time to time I get calls and emails from young girls, Read more [...]
As I travelled Europe, my “bridge” art project was on my mind. As a result, some fun shots, some (of what I think are pretty) great shots, and some memorable stories that lie behind most of them (which I will have to tell some other day).
Before I begin my rant about food, I would like to say a big HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! I hope it has kicked off to a better start than mine (7am New Years Day I was at the hospital having barnacles taken out of my feet) and that you had a great night celebrating (my night of swimming in the harbour and watching the fireworks was worth this pain the next day).
I thought this post better wait till after Christmas and New Years celebrations. Now is the time that, if you indulged in the delicious Read more [...]